Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites (+ Video)

You only need three ingredients – chocolate, peanut butter and bananas – to make these delicious healthy treats. They are super easy to make and always a hit with everyone!

A picture showing a few frozen chocolate peanut butter banana bites in a small turquoise bowl, including one bite open in half to show the inside.

I seriously cannot get enough of these little cutties – I’ve been making them for years and thousands of you are big FANS too! And who wouldn’t?!

We love these frozen chocolate peanut butter banana bites because they are:

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  • so delicious – they taste like a treat!
  • made with wholesome ingredients – dark chocolate is healthy, right?!
  • only 85 calories each – which means you can eat two or a few (yayyy!)
  • very easy to make – see the step by step and video below!
  • convenient – just grab a bite in the freezer whenever you need
  • refreshing – perfect when it gets hot outside!

Let me show you how they’re done 🙂

How to make these chocolate peanut butter banana bites – step by step:

Slice the banana into 1/4 inches (0.7 cm) slices (photo 1). Arrange half of the slices on a lined baking sheet (photo 2) and set aside the other half.

Step by step pictures on a banana being cut on a cutting board and banana slices arranged on a baking tray.

Then, microwave the peanut butter to make it easier to spread (around 30 seconds to 1 minute).

Spoon about 1/4 teaspoon to 1/2 teaspoon of peanut butter on the banana slices (picture 3).

Top with the other half of banana slices you set aside before (picture 4).

Freeze for about 2 hours.

Step by step pictures showing peanut butter being spooned on banana slices and banana peanut butter sandwiches.

When the sandwiches are frozen, melt the chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave.

Then, take a few bites out of the freezer and, one by one, dip them in the chocolate and cover all sides (pictures 5 and 6).

Place on another lined baking sheet (or plate) and repeat with remaining sandwiches.

Return to the freezer until set and keep them in there until you’re ready to eat them.

Step by step pictures showing a peanut butter banana sandwich being dipped in a bowl of melted chocolate with two forks.

A few tips and variations: 

  • Choose a banana that’s ripe but still firm. If it’s not ripe enough, it will be tasteless. If it’s too ripe, it will be difficult to work with and will get mushy.
  • Coconut oil is optional but it makes the chocolate a lot easier to melt, work with and set. Use unrefined coconut oil to avoid the coconut taste.
  • If the chocolate starts to harden and it becomes more difficult to coat the sandwiches, re-melt it in the microwave for a few seconds.
  • Chocolate: I normally only use dark chocolate but you can use semi-sweet chocolate or even white chocolate.
  • Other nut butters: Peanut butter is my favorite to use with chocolate and bananas but you can use any nut butters like almond butter, cashew butter or sunflower seed butter.
  • Other fruits: I haven’t tried myself, but people have tried successfully with other fruits like strawberries too!

 

A stack of frozen chocolate peanut butter bites in a metal tin

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A picture showing a few frozen chocolate peanut butter banana bites in a small turquoise bowl, including one bite open in half to show the inside.
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Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites

You only need three ingredients – chocolate, peanut butter and bananas – to make these delicious healthy treats. They are super easy to make and always a hit with everyone!

Course Snack, Treat
Cuisine American
Keyword banana bites, chocolate peanut butter banana snack, healthy snacks
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Freezer time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 25 minutes
Servings 29 bites
Calories 84 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 bananas ripe but still firm
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter or your favorite nut butter – I used natural smooth peanut butter
  • 10 oz - 280 g dark chocolate chopped. You can also use chocolate chips.
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil optional but recommended!

Instructions

  1. Cut banana into slices (about 1/4 inch - 0.7 cm each). Set aside half of the slices and arrange the other half on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. 

  2. Heat peanut butter in the microwave on low/medium for about 30 seconds to 1 minute, stirring in between, until it's smooth and easily spreadable. 

  3. Spoon about one heaped 1/4 teaspoon (up to 1/2 teaspoon if the banana is large) on the banana slices you arranged on the baking sheet. Top with the other half of the banana slices you set aside earlier. Freeze for two hours.

  4. When the banana sandwiches are frozen, prepare the chocolate. Place chopped chocolate (or chocolate chips if using) in a microwave-safe bowl along with the coconut oil (it helps the chocolate melt and stay smooth). 

  5. Microwave on low/medium heat in 30 seconds bursts, stirring in between each, until chocolate is fully melted and glossy (watch carefully so the chocolate doesn't burn). 

  6. Prepare another baking sheet (or a plate) with parchment paper. Take two to three bites out of the freezer. One by one, dip them in the melted chocolate and using two forks, "roll" them in chocolate to cover all sides. 

  7. Remove excess chocolate and place on prepared baking sheet (watch the video to see the process - it's very easy). Repeat with remaining frozen sandwiches.

    We are working with only a few bites at a time so you don't have to rush before they defrost and start getting mushy. If the chocolate is not smooth enough towards the end, remelt it in the microwave for 30 seconds or so. 

  8. Place the chocolate covered bites back in the freezer until set. Once they are set, you can transfer them in a container. Store in the freezer.

  9. If your teeth are sensitive to the cold, take them out of the freezer a couple of minutes before eating them so they're not too cold. 

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Tips:

  • Choose a banana that's ripe but still firm. If it's not ripe enough, it will be tasteless. If it's too ripe, it will be difficult to work with and will get mushy.
  • Coconut oil is optional but it makes the chocolate a lot easier to melt, work with and set. Use unrefined coconut oil to avoid the coconut taste. 
  • If the chocolate starts to harden and it becomes more difficult to coat the sandwiches, re-melt it in the microwave for a few seconds. 
  • Chocolate: I normally only use dark chocolate but you can use semi-sweet chocolate or even white chocolate. 
  • Other nut butters: Peanut butter is my favorite to use with chocolate and bananas but you can use any nut butters like almond butter, cashew butter or sunflower seed butter
  • Other fruits: I haven't tried myself, but people have tried successfully with other fruits, like strawberries!

Dietary swaps:

  • TO MAKE PALEO: use another nut butter like almond butter and dairy free + sugar free chocolate. 
  • TO MAKE VEGAN + DAIRY FREE: use a dairy free chocolate. 
Nutrition Facts
Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites
Amount Per Serving (1 bite)
Calories 84 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 12mg 1%
Potassium 128mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0.2%
Vitamin C 1.3%
Calcium 0.9%
Iron 6.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

UPDATE NOTE: This post was originally published on July 4, 2012 and republished with updated pictures, step by step instructions and tips in June 2018.

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117 Comments
    1. I hope you’ll have a better self control than I do, and won’t eat everything in one day! Hahaha. But if you do, that’s ok, I won’t tell 😉

  1. I love frozen banana treats, they taste amazing, and the guilt isn’t so bad either. Love the idea of the peanut banana sandwich, thanks for sharing.

    1. I’ve used two forks. Place one banana sandwich on a fork, and dip it into the bowl of melted chocolate. Once it’s fully covered, remove it from chocolate, but stay above the bowl. Using the second fork, remove excess chocolate and delicately transfer the bite on the baking sheet. Don’t worry if your first bites are a bit ugly, mine were too! They’ll look better after 2 or 3, once you get how it works 😉

  2. After dipping the first few bananas in chocolate, the others we thawing out…and getting slippery. By about the 6th or 7th “banana sandwich” the chocolate was sliding right off. :/ I have put the bananas back in the freezer and will do a few more once re-frozen, but am I missing something?

    1. Hi Deanna, i’m sorry it didn’t work well for you. How ripe were your bananas ? Did you let the sandwiches harden long enough in the freezer ?
      You have to work quickly when dipping them in chocolate, before they start to defrost and get mushy. If you want to take your time, try working with only 5 sandwiches (or even less) at a time, keeping the others in the freezer until you’re ready to deep them. Let me know if it works better this way.

    2. Deanna – a WAY easier way to make them is to cut the bananas into 1 – 2 inch slices. Melt the chocolate and stir the peanut butter into the melted chocolate. Dip the UNFROZEN banana chunks into the chocolate-peanut butter mixture and put onto cookie sheet. I top with raw coconut just to make it pretty. Throw it into the freezer for a few hours. Yumbo!

  3. Hi Marie,

    I am planning on making something special for the bride for Valentine’s Day and this looks perfect, but I just want to make sure- it’s just baking chocolate, not sweetened?

    Thanks

    1. Oh that’s so sweet! I’m sure she’s gonna love those 🙂 You can use whatever chocolate she prefers, it’s totally up to you. Just make sure it melts well (check on the package for the instructions). Happy Valentine’s Day 🙂

  4. Hi, these look so yummy. Making some now. When all is done and they are frozen after the chocolate is added, do I continue to keep frozen?

    1. I had never thought of it before but why not! I’m not sure how you’ll be able to make a strawberry ‘sandwich’ but you could try stuffing them with peanut butter and then dipping them into the chocolate!

  5. For dipping, I used a bamboo skewer, then used a fork to gently slide the banana off. Worked really well!

  6. Does the chocolate come out crunchy after it’s set? I’ve tried chocolate covered bananas before, but they didn’t have that crunchy outer shell, which I love on my chocolate covered bananas and strawberries, like Edible Arrangements. Soft chocolate setting is not as good.

  7. Please do not put the chocolate in the Microwave !!! It is so bad. INSTEAD Place a glass bowl or a silver bowl over the top of a cooking pot with just enough water underneath the bowl on-top so that it is not touching. Have the water boiling with the bowl ontop then add your chocolate pieces and stir around your bowl. The chocolate will melt and not burn. It is so much better. Once the chocolate is all melted take it off the heat and then use it.

    1. Hi Paul, thanks for you input. I know some people prefer to use the microwave, some other the stovetop, that’s why I included both methods in the recipe.

  8. I just tried them and they turned out great! Next time I’ll need to leave them in the freezer a bit longer before covering them. You’re right – the first couple weren’t pretty, but then I got the hang of it. Thanks for sharing!

    Vanessa

  9. Is it ok to freeze the peanut butter and banana sandwiches overnight and then dip them in chocolate in the morning.

  10. These look Awsome and I will be trying them asap because my family loves chocolate and peanut butter and bananas so these will probably be an almost every day treat for them. Thanks so much for sharing this.

  11. Thank you for including nutrition information on your recipes. I love cooking but as a homeschool mom of three I don’t always have time to figure out the nutrition in recipes. As a Type 2 Diabetic I end up passing up some really great recipes because I need that carb info. Thankfully, I don’t have to pass up your recipes.

  12. I am trying to make these as we speak, and I have a question about the melted chocolate. I melted the chocolate in the microwave as directed on meduim power, and I made about three of the bites. When I went to dip the fourth one, it seems that the cold bananas are causing the chocolate to get too cold and will start to clump up and not stick to the banana bites. I tried reheating the chocolate the same way, but now it’s just a gooey mess and won’t melt right. Any tips on reheating the chocolate?

  13. Before dipping them in chocolate I stuck them with tooth picks and used a spoon to help get the chocolate over them, it was easy! And these are so good 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!

  14. Oh so delicious so easy and definitely so healthy bites.
    Great idea for a quick snack in my work.
    Thanks for sharing them with us 🙂

    1. Hi Reshu, I think it could work with Nutella but you might need to use a little bit of oil (coconut oil or vegetable oil) to make sure it melts correctly. I reckon it would be the same freezing time as chocolate.

  15. How long do they last in the freezer before going bad? Also, do you think I could stack them in a container (for easier storage) after they’re completely frozen?

    1. I would say at least a month, but it might be even more. They’ve never lasted this long so I can’t be positive 😉 And yes, you can definitely stack them once they’re frozen (but only when they’re frozen)

  16. I usually really hate bananas but this was an absolute treat when they were frozen, it tasted so nice, the banana’s were so good with the chocolate they were nice and soft after a few minutes. I should really make these more often, the only part I didn’t like that much was microwaving the chocolate, its much easier in a pot I’ve noticed. This recipe is absolutely delicious. I recommend everyone to try it even if you hate/dislike bananas!

  17. Hello! So it seems like we both we’re thinking these banana bites had to happen:) I was in the middle of posting a recipe for mine, when your recipe came up on my Pinterest home page! Too crazy! So, I hope you don’t mind that I included a link to your recipe on my page to give you credit for also coming up with the idea (obviously way before me:)). Our recipes differ a bit, but the idea is the same. Just discovering your site, and from what I’ve seen, it looks pretty awesome!

    1. That’s too funny Emily! Of course I don’t mind, it’s actually super sweet of you, thank you! Heading to your blog now 🙂

  18. I made this last night and it was easy and glorious. I though about those little ‘nana nuggets all day and had three for dessert today. Will definitely make them again. Thanks for the great photo tutorial.

  19. Mine are in the freezer right now, can’t wait! I used all organic ingredients and because organic peanut butter lacks sweetness I mixed in a tbs of raw honey into my peanut butter 🙂

  20. I just made these and I can’t believe how good they are! I love the crunchy chocolate outside and gooey banana inside. I always want to like those chocolate frozen bananas, but end up hating the hard banana so this is perfect. Good thing I only made 8 or I might have ate the whole pan! Thank you for sharing.

  21. I’m going to use almond butter and put a pretzel in between the banana slices. I have some magic shell and may try that rather than melting chocolate. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  22. I tried making these last night, when trying to dip the frozen banana bites in the melted chocolate the chocolate just slides right off! Any suggestions?

  23. my bananas were very wet so the peanut butter slides right off. Just wipe every piece? It was weird. I don’t recall bananas being wet. I’m making them now.

  24. I have some overripe bananas that I don’t want to waste. I just made banana bread recently, so I don’t want to do that again so soon. (My mom keeps buying way too many bananas.) Do you think it would be easier if I froze all the banana slices first before putting the peanut butter in them and freezing the sandwiches? If not, is there a way to freeze these overripe bananas to use in bread later? (I’ve frozen them in the skin before, but it gets really gross and messy when it’s thawed.)

    1. Yes, you could try that. Put the banana slices in the freezer to firm them up a little, and then add the PB. Just make sure they don’t have time to thaw while you add the PB because otherwise you would not be able to freeze them again. Hope this helps!

  25. I am a pretty good cook, but I have never frozen bananas before, and I cant believe how easy this looks, and kinda healthy….I will be trying this, I think my family will love them. thank you.
    found you on pinterest.

  26. These are so nice! I tried them with fat free yoghurt instead of chocolate and sprinkled them with cinnamon and chopped up peanuts afterwards. Guilt free and delicious! Oh and if the bananas and pb start thawing, just spear them with a fork or toothpick to hold it all together. Thanks so much for the idea

  27. Hi I tried this recipe and it was great! Will definitely repeat! One question about the nutrition how much saturated fat is there?

    1. Thanks Rebeca, glad to hear that 🙂 Unfortunately I’m not sure about the saturated fat, it’s not something I calculate with the nutrition facts. I think you can find saturated fat calculators online. Sorry I can’t help you more!

  28. Hi, thanks a lot for this recipe. I’ve made it and it was delicious. However, by the end of the process the melted chocolate was getting too lumpy and I couldn’t use it anymore to cover the bananas. I think is due the contact of hot chocolate with frozen banana. Anyway, do u know how to solve this problem?

    1. Thanks Heloisa! Next time, you can try to add a little bit of coconut oil in the chocolate and remelt it. It should solve your lump issue 🙂

  29. I put a small amount of melted chocolate in the bottom on a small cupcake holder press the banana sandwich(peanut butter filled) into the choc cupcake holder and top with a dot of chocolate and then freeze. when frozen just remove from the small cupcake holder..

  30. I made these with strawberries and bananas and even used peanut butter, but prefer almond butter-next time. I was lazy & forgot to freeze the bananas first so choc slid off, but it still TASTED GREAT…delicious. I added coconut oil to the chocolate & used Nestle’s dark chips…the combo hardens. Never tried it without the coco oil..I’m in the desert and it’s HOT, so a frozen treat like this was delicious. Thank you for posting. I love TJ’s, butdidn’t want to spend the $$$ on their frozen ones, as so eze to make. A kid could do it!

  31. Do i have to dip them in chocolate or can i just fill the banana slices with the peanut butter and freeze and eat them that way will they keep without the chocolate

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